Princeton Magazine | World-Renowned Chef Comes to elements

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Original Article: http://www.princetonmagazine.com/chef-shinobu-namae-elements/
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On April 23 & 24, one of Japan’s greatest chefs cooks for Princeton

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Located in the heart of Tokyo, L’Effervescence restaurant is famed for its French-Japanese cuisine created by Chef Shinobu Namae. On Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24, you can taste these international flavors without ever stepping onto an airplane. That weekend, the critically acclaimed chef joins Executive Chef Scott Anderson in the elements kitchen to create an innovative menu that combines both locally grown and Japanese spring herbs and spices.

Chef Namae has earned worldwide recognition from chefs, restaurateurs, food/restaurant journalists whose accolades include two-Michelin stars in addition to guiding L’Effervescence being ranked in the top-100 restaurants in the world and top-15 in Asia by the The Diners Club Academy.

He has worked at Michel Bras’ three-Michelin-star restaurants in Laguiole, France, and Hokkaido, Japan, where he was sous chef. Before opening L’Effervescence, he was the sous chef of Heston Blumenthal’s acclaimed The Fat Duck in Bray, England, and also worked in the restaurant’s pastry department.

To get a taste for the world – and some of its finest cuisine, reserve your spot here.